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MSc (T) Interprofessional Health & Social Care Management

Academic Year 2016/17

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

MSc (T) Interprofessional Health & Social Care Management

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Master of Science

Programme Code

MED-MSC-HS

UCAS Code

JACS Code

A900 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

Criteria for Admissions (Please see General Regulations)
For current general University entry requirements for this pathway go to:
http://www.qub.ac.uk/ado

Criteria For Admission (Subject Specific Requirements) To Programme
• A minimum second class honours degree or equivalent academic credit from a suitably quality assured University.
• At least three years experience working within their profession, (extending to 5 years for shortlisting requirements should this be necessary).
• Approval from their employing organisation as a large proportion of assessment is project based within the workplace.
• As this course requires representation from at least 3 disciplines (i.e. medicine, nursing, dentistry, social work, allied health professions, pharmacy, management etc.) and ideally proportional representation to run the course, applicants may be subject to interview to ensure that this requirement is met.

Additional Relevant Information
Quality Assurance is carried out in the following ways:
- Staff/Student Consultative Committee: Students and staff provide feedback to each other including areas for improvement.
- Feedback Questionnaires
- External Examiner Reports (Annual)
- Module Review
- Programme Review

This programme is delivered in collaboration with The Leadership Centre (formerly The Beeches)

For further Information Refer to:
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Postgraduate and Professional Development
Whitla Medical Building
97 Lisburn Road
Belfast BT9 7BL
www.qub.ac.uk/schools/mdbs/
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 2615
Email: pgoffice.smdb@qub.ac.uk

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

applicants may be subject to interview

Mode of Study

Part Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

3 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

180

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

N/A

Accreditations (PSRB)

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Professor Jim Price

University of Brighton

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

No

Programme Specific Regulations

Awards, Credits and Programme of Learning Outcomes
The following regulations should be read in conjunction with the University’s General Regulations.

Examinations

1. This course is either a 2 year or 3 year part-time course. Students can opt to complete the dissertation at the end of year 2 and submit in September. Students on the 3 year academic course will have a full year to complete the dissertation.
2. All taught modules and dissertation are compulsory.
3. Students must pass all taught modules and the dissertation to be awarded the degree of MSc in Interprofessional Health and Social Care Management.
4. A candidate who fails a module may re-sit for that module. Only one resit will be permitted in each module.
5. A candidate who fails the dissertation may re-submit the dissertation. Only one resubmission will be permitted.
6. Candidates who fail any module twice may not be permitted to progress and will normally be required to withdraw. All decisions on progress will be made by the Board of Examiners.
7. Candidates who pass all the taught modules but who fail to achieve a mark of at least 50% in the dissertation, shall be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma only.
8. Candidates who pass all the taught modules but who fail to submit a dissertation, shall be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma only.
9. Students are expected to attend 100% of lectures but must attend at least 75%. Reasonable allowance will be made for dates when On-Call’ or unavailable due to enforced, unavoidable hospital arrangements outside the student’s control. Students are expected to attend regular journal clubs and clinical case conferences in their base hospital and to provide evidence of this.

Students with protected characteristics

No

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

Provide students from different health and social care professions an opportunity to harness the diversity of their experience to develop a holistic, interprofessional view of care.

Foster learning from and about other healthcare professions.

Provide an education environment where students can revisit their value base and become more self-aware, critically reflective and develop skills for effective interpersonal and interprofessional working

Provide students with work management tools such as managing change, leadership and conflict resolution

Provide an opportunity for students to understand ethical dilemmas and law relating to health and social care professionals.

Foster research and research skills relating to interprofessional working and learning.

Provide students with an opportunity to take part in web based learning through pod casts, online discussions and forums and other useful teaching and learning technologies.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

High level critical analysis, synthesis, interpretation and argument are required through assignments and dissertation.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, small group discussion & workshops; analysis and discussion of data through use of examples within class, or through the research project.

Methods of Assessment

Essays, Group assessments, work-based problem solving exercises, exam

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Collaborative and interprofessional working in practice and in class

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, small group discussion & workshops; analysis and discussion of data through use of examples within class, or through the research project

Methods of Assessment

Essays, Group assessments, work-based problem solving exercises, research project dissertation

Communication and general writing skills including written (at Masters Level) and oral.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Completion of written reports, essays, dissertation; oral presentations and participation in practical workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Formal oral and written presentations

Information technology to include web based skills, searching, information literacy skills and MS Office skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Enhancing computer skills through repeated application while completing reports

Methods of Assessment

Formal oral and written presentations

Additional transferable skills include: Problem solving, critical thinking, personal reflection, debating and moot court skills, presenting, professional and interprofessional confidence.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Small group discussion & workshops, analysis and discussion of data through use of examples within class, or through the research project; one to one discussion with tutor and or project supervisor.

Methods of Assessment

Essays, Group assessments, work-based problem solving exercises

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Integrate, interpret and synthesise data from a variety of sources to formulate hypotheses and defend them in an appropriate manner

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Small group discussion & workshops, analysis and discussion of data through use of examples within class, or through the research project; one to one discussion with tutor and or project supervisor.

Methods of Assessment

Essays, Group assessments, work-based problem solving exercises

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding and critical awareness of themselves codes of conduct, legal considerations, service provision and common dilemmas. and other health and social services professions to include other professions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, workshops via class attendance and online resources such as pod casts. Group Work assignments, case studies, group oral presentations, Research Project Dissertation

Methods of Assessment

Group Work assignments, case studies, group oral presentations, Research Project Dissertation

Understand and improve their interprofessional team working skills within the student group and their workplace and develop awareness into the interactions between professions in health care provision.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Web-based and self-directed learning through Queen’s online via forums, discussion and various on line resources; group workshops

Methods of Assessment

Research Project Dissertation; group oral presentations

Understand and systematically analyse topics and skills relating to mediation, decision-making, leadership and ethical dilemmas

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, workshops, research project

Methods of Assessment

Essays, Group assessments, work-based problem solving exercises, research project dissertation

Operate effectively in a variety of team roles and undertake leadership and management roles where appropriate

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Group workshop exercises

Methods of Assessment

Group assessments, work-based problem solving exercises

Demonstrate personal effectiveness: self-awareness and self-management; time management; sensitivity to diversity in people and different situations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Schedule the undertaking and completion of a range of coursework and study within a time-limited framework.

Methods of Assessment

Completion of coursework within agreed deadlines; successful completion of study schedules in time for summative assessments.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Understand the workings of a team and develop a flair for recognising team competences and incompetence.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, small group discussion & workshops; analysis and discussion of data through use of examples within class, or through the research project.

Methods of Assessment

Essays, Group assessments, work-based problem solving exercises, research project dissertation

Skills include research methods, independent learning skills, working with others, oral presentation skills, writing skills, library and related research skills and ICT skills (e.g. Queen’s online, web-based learning and internet searching).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Learning is generally independent and most assignments involve a practical dimension including final dissertation in either Year 2 or 3.

Methods of Assessment

Essays, Group assessments, work-based problem solving exercises, research project dissertation

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Dissertation

SCM8046

7

60

36 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

The School is no longer recruiting to this programme. Students registered on this programme will already have completed the taught components (120 CATS) and will be taking the Dissertation in 2016-17